The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Data Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Validation
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 146 138
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.033% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.042% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £463 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £400 £313
% change year-on-year -7.06% +28.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £43.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -58.13% +152.94%  

Data Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2211 2375 2447
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 79.19% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1565 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Data Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in the South West

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Validation in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in the South West

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation in the South West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Validation in the South West

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in the South West

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 3 £463 +32.14%
Dorset - 2 £300 -
Data Validation
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (50.00%) Banking
4 5 (50.00%) Data Quality
4 5 (50.00%) Data Integration
5 4 (40.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 4 (40.00%) Base SAS
5 4 (40.00%) ETL
5 4 (40.00%) SAS
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) Informatica
6 3 (30.00%) PowerExchange
6 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
8 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 1 (10.00%) Retail
8 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
8 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
8 1 (10.00%) QlikView
8 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (10.00%) Java
8 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (10.00%) B2C

Data Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) SAS
2 3 (30.00%) PowerExchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Base SAS
1 4 (40.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (10.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (10.00%) QlikView
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) SAS Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Insight Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Informatica Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Insight Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QlikView Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Report Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Informatica Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 5 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) ETL
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (10.00%) B2C
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Java 9
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Informatica
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Samsung